Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey


COVID-19 (2)

As government restrictions ease we are planning to re-open the church for public worship on 30 August. Here you will find all relevant information.

Saturday, 22 August 2020 16:47

Safe return to church

As we all look forward to returning to church, please have patience with us and the stewards.  It is new for everyone and we are doing our best to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible – however there will be glitches, it is a steep learning curve.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

We will continue to Zoom the service from inside the church; if you are not able or ready to return join us on Zoom using the usual log in.

  • Numbers are limited – ensure you book your space.  Book the space for you/your household or bubble by phoning or emailing Revd Mike between Thursday and Saturday lunchtime.  Should you have extremely limited mobility or need space to store a walker let Revd Mike know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • Bring a drink of water should you think you may require one.
  • Extra cushions will not be provided, bring a cushion if you need one.
  • Wear a facemask within the Church.
  • Communion Sunday – if you would like to take communion, bring this with you.  Your mask should not be removed, just lift to take communion.
  • Keep your coats/umbrellas with you at this time.
  • Toilets are for emergency use only.

On Sunday, 30 August 2020 the service will run from 10.45-11.15am.  Doors will be open from 10.15am to allow time to get everyone seated.  Please note, everything will take longer so leave enough time.

Ø  Queue in Abbey Water until invited inside. There will be red ribbon at 2m intervals along the railings

Ø  No hand shaking or hugging – this will be hard, but a smile of welcome will do!

Ø  Steward 1 will be by the gate and will invite you into the building.

Ø  Use hand-sanitiser upon entering the building.

Ø  Steward 2 will ask you to confirm your name and that all members of your party are feeling well.  This record will be kept for 21 days.

Ø  Pass through the door on the left to Steward 3 who will direct you to the next available seat. You will not be able to seat in your normal seat.  The seating allocation is to ensure you pass as few people as possible on your way in and out.

Ø  Once you are seated, do not move around the church.

Ø  We will remain seated during the service.

At the end of the service:

Ø  A Steward will direct you when it is your turn to stand and leave.

Ø  There will be a basket in the vestibule for your collection donations. 

Ø  Exit the vestibule and garden smoothly to allow others to exit the church.

Ø  The Worship Leader will enter and exit via the Rainbow Room into the Vestry.

Ø  The organist to enter and exit via the Rainbow Room.

In an emergency, please use the normal evacuation procedures.  Thank you.

Risk Assessment - we have completed a risk assessment; this can be viewed on our website.

We will be constantly re-evaluating procedures, let us know any constructive comments.  You can do this via Revd Mike or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for your continued support in these difficult times.

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 10:46

Risk Assessments for Abbey URC

We have conducted a risk assessment into what is required for us to be able to open the church for public worship and the hall and lounge for hire. They are available for download. See below.


  • 5 December 2021  

    10.30 Morning worship for 1st Sunday in Advent led by Revd Mike Perrott

    The Christmas tree is in the front garden.  Last year people added ribbons to the tree which represented prayers for loved ones, for the world, for the future.  Everyone is welcome to visit the garden and add something to the tree; it is there for everyone to share.


    5 December 2021  

    6.30 Bible Study on Zoom. To join the meeting click here


    8 December 2021 2pm-4pm - Kettle's On - in Abbey Hall Lounge

    Weekly social time on Wednesdays - all welcome


    Christmas services - all welcome

    19 December

    6.30pm Carols by Candlelight at Abbey URC: gathering together to welcome the tiny baby into our lives, familiar and well-loved carols and traditional bible readings - all by candlelight.  What a wonderful way to begin Christmas. 

    21 December

    7 pm Visit Braishfield URC for Carols by Candlelight.

    24 December

    11pm at Abbey URC for refreshments before the midnight communion service, which starts at 11.30pm.

    25 December

    10.30 am Christmas Day service

    26 December

    10.30 am Sunday worship - short service


    You can read this month's magazine by clicking on Magazine

    This week's news sheet is available by clicking on News


    You may find this list of opportunities to access services/Christian content on radio/TV and on-line helpful:
     the Daily Service at 9.45 on Radio 4 long-wave
     The Sunday Service on Radio 4 at 8.10am
     Songs of Praise Sunday 1.15pm ish on BBC1
     Choral Evensong Sunday Radio 3 at 3pm and repeated on Wednesday Radio 3 at 3.30pm
     Tim Daykin Radio Solent Sunday 6-9am for worship songs, interesting information and a feeling of connectedness




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